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Potential NEU Strike Action

January 2023

Dear Parent/Carer, 


Planned NEU Industrial Action 


As you will be aware from the media, some colleagues in the National Education Union (NEU) will be taking industrial action on 4 days across February and March, the first being Wednesday 1st February. 


The full list of dates for the West Midlands are: 


Wednesday 1st February 

Wednesday 1st March 

Wednesday 15th March 

Thursday 16th March 


This will affect different schools in different ways as teachers can belong to a number of different Unions. The action will result in partial or whole school closures across the country.   At Hamstead Juniors, we are expecting some teaching staff to take strike action. In light of this, the school may not be able to function as it would normally as it would not have enough teachers to cover all classes and ensure acceptable supervision levels.   


I am aware that any school closures inconvenience parents and carers and so I am writing to give you advance notice of this industrial action and the possible repercussions of whole or partial closure. This is particularly concerning given the fact that we were forced to close during last week due to a major heating fault. We are currently working on all possible options to enable the school to remain open fully or partly and I will write again this week once the full impact on staffing is known. 


I apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and for the possible effect that this may have on your child’s learning, though as you will appreciate, these circumstances are beyond our control. 


Thank you for your continued support. 


Yours sincerely, 


Mr Fowler